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  • $459 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Matherne Ellis
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

A Mini for the Littlest Learners

My students need an Apple iPad mini to ensure the use of technology in our classroom.

My Students

"When is it my turn?" "I want to go on the computer!" "I reached my goal!" These are a few things I hear each day in my classroom. An iPad Mini will help engage my Kindergarten students in learning and motivate them to be successful, lifelong learners.

I teach Kindergarten at a Title 1 elementary school in South Louisiana.

We are in the metro New Orleans area. I have 20 eager to learn Kindergarteners. My Kindergarten students live near, or below the poverty line. Most do not go home to computers with Internet. They need to be exposed to as much technology as possible to help them develop skills needed for a successful future.

My Project

An iPad Mini will help my students gain confidence in their skills. Our school utilizes Accelerated Reader, Lexia, and IXL to assist in mastery of Common Core standards. All these programs can be easily be accessed anywhere in our classroom with an iPad Mini. The iPad Mini will be utilized as a center to offer differentiated and engaging instruction to my students.

Your donation would make a huge impact on my students.

I get to see faces light up when I call them for their turn on the computer. I see children happy and successful. I see children cheering each other on when a goal is met on one of the programs. I print each and every certificate for those who reach their goals. This is a huge piece of offering differentiated instruction to my students. Your help will ensure that my students have a foundation of life skills and smiles on their faces.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple® iPad® mini Wi-Fi - tablet - iOS 6 - 16 GB - 7.9 • Best Buy for Business $315.47 1 $315.47

Materials cost

$315.47

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$27.60

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$389.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.79

Total project goal

$458.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$458.59

2 Donors

-$433.59

Donations toward project cost

-$368.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.04

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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